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10'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

July 28 - August 2, 2003
Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due May 15, 2003
Notification to authors June 1, 2003
Author materials due July 10, 2003
Conference starts July 28, 2003
Email Contact [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 10'th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2003), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , in cooperation with ActiveState, Usenix and IEEE SouthEast Michigan Computer Chapter, and Washtenaw Community College, with logistics support from ExpoTech.

Come to the 10'th Tcl/Tk Conference to:

  • Learn about the power of Tcl/Tk.
  • Present exciting new work involving Tcl/Tk.
  • See the latest developments in Tcl/Tk.
  • Meet Tcl/Tk researchers and users from academia, government and industry.
  • Plan for future Tcl/Tk related developments.

The conference program will include paper presentations, tutorials, Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions and invited key-note talks. This call invites you to submit extended abstracts to be considered for the conference program. The conference schedule will consist of 2 days of tutorials (Monday - Tuesday) and 3 days for the main conference (Wednesday - Friday).

Selected Papers

These papers have been selected to be presented at Tcl'2003:
These papers have been accepted for presentation at Tcl'2003
Tcl/Tk in Aerospace Applications
  • Jason Brazile
    A Software Architecture For In-flight Acquisition and Offline Scientific Post-Processing of Large Volume Hyperspectral Data
  • Will Duquette
    Data Definition and Code Generation in Tcl
  • Jeffrey Lockledge
    Hydra - A distributed, mobile data collection environment
Tcl/Tk Packaging and Deployment Issues
  • Steve Cassidy
    CANTCL: A Package Repository for Tcl
  • Andreas Kupries
    Tools for a new generation of Tcl package documentation
  • Mark Roseman
    Using Starkits for easy deployment of server applications
Philosophy and State of Tcl
  • Jeff Hobbs
    The (Active) State of Tcl
  • Fred Hansen
    On the Suitability of Tcl/Tk for SYS
  • Members Tcl Core Team
    Core Team Town Meeting
Tcl/Tk and Database Interfaces
  • Michael Cleverly
    nstcl: Bringing the best of AOLserver & OpenACS to tclsh & wish
  • Timothy Eshelman
    Standard Interface: An Object to Relational Mapping Interface to Relational Databases
  • Ping Tong
    MQSeries Enabled Tcl Application In Enterprise Integration
Tcl/Tk and Network Applications
  • Todd Coram
    Idioms: Building High Performance Networking Servers using Tcl
  • Clif Flynt
    Agent based firewall validation
  • Fred Hansen
    Rendering Tcl/Tk Windows as HTML
Tcl/Tk As Integration Platform
  • Mo De Jong
    Scripted Debugging: Using Tcl to debug C code
  • Paul Kienzle
    Octcl: Scientific computing with Octave and Tcl/Tk
  • Chi-Wei Wang
    User Interface for a Clustered Programmable-Reconfigurable Processor Simulator

KeyNote Speaker
Larry McVoy will describe why BitMover uses Tcl/Tk to construct their commercial product, and what can be done to make Tcl/Tk even better.


Online registration is ready now. Visit to register for the conference.


Tcl'2003 will include 3 full days of tutorials ranging from an Introduction to Tcl/Tk to advanced topics like multithreading, using the "C" API, and developing applications with Starkits, Starpacks and Metakit.

We're happy to have Ken Jones (co-author of the fourth edition of Practical Programming in Tcl/Tk), Clif Flynt (author of Tcl/Tk: A Developer's Guide), and Steve Landers (co-developer of TclKit, StarKit and CriTcl) as instructors.

Come To Tcl'2003 to learn from the experts.

Schedule Online

More details will be added to the schedule as they become available. Those attending the conference will be interested in the conference info page.

To keep in touch with news regarding the conference and Tcl events in general, subscribe to the tcl-announce list.

Other Forms of Participation

If you've done work you'd like to show off, or have a topic you'd like to discuss with others, Tcl'2003 is providing time for WIP (Work-In-Progress) and BOF (Birds-Of-a-Feather) sessions.

Slots for WIP presentations and BOFs are available on a first-come, first-served basis by sending email to [email protected]. A few WIP and BOF time slots will be held open for on-site reservation.

To keep in touch with news regarding the conference and Tcl events in general, subscribe to the tcl-announce list .

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Gerald Lester  
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Ken Jones   Avia Training
Mac Cody   Raytheon Company
Mark Roseman   CourseForum Technologies
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties

Contact Information

[email protected]

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